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It is now clear that the brain is unlikely to be understood without recourse to computational theories. The theme of An Introduction to Natural Computation is that ideas from diverse areas such as neuroscience, information theory, and optimization theory have recently been extended in ways that make them useful for describing the brains programs. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the computational material that forms the underpinnings of the currently evolving set of brain models. It stresses the broad spectrum of learning models — ranging from neural network learning through reinforcement learning to genetic learning — and situates the various models in their appropriate neural context.

To write about models of the brain before the brain is fully understood is a delicate matter. Very detailed models of the neural circuitry risk losing track of the task the brain is trying to solve. At the other extreme, models that represent cognitive constructs can be so abstract that they lose all relationship to neurobiology. An Introduction to Natural Computation takes the middle ground and stresses the computational task while staying near the neurobiology.

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the computational material that forms the underpinnings of the currently evolving set of brain models.

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It is now clear that the brain is unlikely to be understood without recourse to computational theories. The theme of

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Dana H. Ballard is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262522588
Author:
Ballard, Dana Harry
Publisher:
A Bradford Book
Author:
Ballard, Dana H.
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Brain
Subject:
Adaptive control systems
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Edition Number:
1st MIT pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Complex Adaptive Systems An Introduction to Natural Computation
Series Volume:
no. 99-135
Publication Date:
19990122
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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